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November 19, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
Amsterdam ArenA — Amsterdam
Referee:‬ F. Meyer‎
Attendance:‬ 51000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Netherlands 0-0 Colombia

Goal was on hand to see Juan Cuadrado light up an otherwise dull encounter with his pace and trickery...

By Simon Harrison

  • Jasper Cillessen
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jasper Cillessen

    Acted as a solid sweeper keeper in the first half behind a high Dutch defensive line, and made two good saves after the break.

  • Daley Blind
    0
    0
    3.50

    Daley Blind

    Made several important defensive headers at the back post and blocked two dangerous crosses from the elusive Cuadrado.

  • Stijn Schaars
    0
    0
    2.50

    Stijn Schaars

    Guilty of a few niggling fouls, but the tenacious midfielder helped Oranje to compete in a midfield which could have been overrun following the sending off of Lens.

  • Ron Vlaar
    2
    0
    3.00

    Ron Vlaar

    A solid physical performance, as the Aston Villa defender helped to mark Falcao out of the game for long periods.

  • Gregory van der Wiel
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gregory van der Wiel

    His pace was useful in dealing with the overlapping Armero, but plenty of his defensive responsibility in the first half was left to Veltman.

  • Kevin Strootman
    0
    0
    3.50

    Kevin Strootman

    The Roma midfielder helped his side scrap to an honourable draw, though his usual tidy passing game was somewhat replaced by the need to constantly close angles and space.

  • Rafael van der Vaart
    0
    0
    3.00

    Rafael van der Vaart

    Struck the top of the upright in the early stages, and looked to be Oranje's leading offensive light, before a poor challenge from Aguilar saw him sidelined.

  • Siem de Jong
    0
    0
    3.00

    Siem de Jong

    Unfortunate to leave the field through injury, but spurned his only real chance of the game, firing wide from a rebound once Van der Vaart had struck the post.

  • Jeremain Lens
    1
    2
    1.00

    Jeremain Lens Flop of the Match

    His own stupidity earned him a red card, as the forward grabbed Armero around the throat. Was a bright outlet before his dismissal.

  • Memphis Depay
    1
    0
    2.50

    Memphis Depay

    The shining light for the Dutch in the second half, as his technical ability and mazy dribbling saw the 19-year-old act as an excellent outlet who wasn't afraid to shoot.

Substitutions

  • Patrick van Aanholt
    0
    1
    2.50

    Patrick van Aanholt

    Became the first Dutch player to make his national team debut since Louis van Gaal took over the Oranje set-up.

  • Leroy Fer
    0
    0
    3.00

    Leroy Fer

    Unfortunate to see a great effort blocked by Zapata, but his physical presence in the centre of midfield saw the likes of Aguilar fade from the game.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    His fresh legs helped a labouring Dutch side over the finish line in Amsterdam.

  • Luciano Narsingh
    0
    0
    3.00

    Luciano Narsingh

    Had a couple of half chances, but failed to really impose himself in the game, as Depay took the offensive plaudits.

  • F. Mondragón
    1
    0
    3.50

    F. Mondragón

    Wasn't forced into any saves throughout the game and acted more as a spectator.

  • Carlos Enrique Valdes
    0
    1
    3.00

    Carlos Enrique Valdes

    Made one good block to deny Depay in the second half, preventing the Dutchman from testing Mondragon with a powerful strike.

  • Cristian Zapata
    1
    0
    3.00

    Cristian Zapata

    Won his aerial duels and marked De Jong well when Oranje had a focal point.

  • S. Arias
    1
    0
    3.50

    S. Arias

    Was fortunate to escape punishment for a stray elbow, but the full-back was otherwise solid and energetic.

  • A. Aguilar
    0
    0
    3.00

    A. Aguilar

    Made a horrendous tackle on Van der Vaart to sideline the Dutch midfielder, and will probably be remembered in the Netherlands for that contribution alone.

  • C. Sánchez
    1
    0
    3.50

    C. Sánchez

    A physical performance from the midfielder, who put himself about in the early stages to disrupt the Netherlands' dominance.

  • Juan Cuadrado
    2
    0
    4.00

    Juan Cuadrado Top of the Match

    Flitted in and out of the game, but was Colombia's most dangerous player. His quick feet and change of pace made him very difficult to mark.

  • James Rodríguez
    1
    0
    3.00

    James Rodríguez

    His left foot was excellent, as he spread play nicely and was constantly looking to act as provider for the rest of his side.

  • Pablo Armero
    2
    1
    2.50

    Pablo Armero

    His pace and energy were of constant concern to Van der Wiel, and his defensive contribution in his own area was impressive, as he made several important defensive headers.

  • Radamel Falcao
    1
    1
    3.00

    Radamel Falcao

    Was slipped through on goal on several occasions, but simply was beaten to the ball by Cillessen. A somewhat anonymous game for the Monaco man, who wasn't helped by his team-mates' service.

  • Teófilo Gutiérrez
    0
    0
    3.00

    Teófilo Gutiérrez

    Saw a goal ruled out for offside, after he chased down Veltman smartly to win possession for his side. Only threatening in glimpses.

Substitutions

  • Edwin Valencia
    0
    0
    2.50

    Edwin Valencia

    His physical presence allowed Colombia to continue to try and break up any spell of dominance that Netherlands enjoyed.

  • M. Torres
    0
    0
    3.50

    M. Torres

    Forced Cillessen into several good saves, as the substitute looked to grab his opportunity in the first team by shooting on sight.

  • Jackson Martínez
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jackson Martínez

    Didn't receive enough time to have an effect on proceedings, failing to have any chances at goal.

  • Víctor Ibarbo
    1
    0
    2.50

    Víctor Ibarbo

    His sheer power allowed for him to get to the byline on two occasions, but his final ball just wasn't there.

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